Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Helping Clients Recover Damages
Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, but in a split second, your life can change forever. Motorcycle drivers do not have the physical protection that a car provides. As such, even the smallest motorcycle accident can result in major injury or even death.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we have represented hundreds of injured clients including those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. With over $175 million in damages recovered for our clients in the past decade, we know how to build a strong case to get you the compensation you need to make a full recovery and move on after your accident.
Most Common Type Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
The most common injuries motorcyclists sustain after an accident include:
- Damage to the legs and lower extremities that can include broken bones, lacerations, torn muscles, severe burns, and, in the worst case, the loss of limbs.
- Injuries to the hands, arms, and torso including broken bones, torn muscles, severe burns, and lacerations.
- Head injuries that can include surface level damage such as cuts or bruises, or deeper damage including concussions and, brain damage.
- Spinal cord and back injuries, such as strains and injured vertebra. These can be deceptive, as their symptoms can sometimes take a long time to surface.
- Road Rash, a type of friction burn caused by sliding along the ground at high speed after a wipeout that can be as minor as a scrape or serious enough to expose muscle and bone.
Making A Claim
Although many medical expenses are covered by the provincial healthcare system or through employer benefits or other insurance plans, there are some costs, such as physiotherapy, massages, or acupuncture, that are not covered by the government, or other benefits. These costs can quickly add up.
There are also costs associated with any impact these injuries have had on your life and your ability to work. You may have had to take time off work due to your injuries and/or you may not be able to return to work at all. In many cases, a loss of income or loss of future earning potential is something you can include in a claim for damages.
In some cases, additional claims can also be made if you are unable to care for your children, or are unable to participate in the same recreational activities as before.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Who Can Maximize Your Compensation
At Cuming & Gillespie, we have over 20 years of experience dealing with serious personal injury claims. We know how insurance companies work, how they approach claims, and what you need to maximize the compensation you are entitled to. We will work with you to build the strongest case we can. Whether that results in a negotiated settlement, or the matter goes all the way to trial, we will take care of your legal matters, so you can focus on recovery. Please call us at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment today for a free consultation to see how we can help.